What to write in a Mother's Day card

Historically, Mother’s Day, or Mothering Sunday, was the day on the year that people in the UK returned to their ‘mother church’ on the forth Sunday of lent. The mother church was usually the local parish church where your Christening took place, or the main church or cathedral in your area.

Over time Mothering Sunday has evolved into Mother’s Day – a day to honour and celebrate the mother figures and special women in your life, whether it’s your mum, grandma, nan, or someone else. Traditionally this involves the giving of cards, flowers and gifts, and spending quality time together, expressing your gratitude for everything these amazing women have done.   

One of the best ways to show your gratitude is with a heartfelt Mother’s Day message in your card, but sometimes finding the right words to express your feelings can be difficult, so we’ve pulled a few helpful pointers together, so you craft the perfect personal message.

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Start with a warm greeting:

Begin your card with a warm and affectionate greeting that sets the tone for your message. Simple yet heartfelt greetings like "Dear Mum," "To the best mum in the world," or "Happy Mother's Day!" can instantly convey your love and appreciation.


Express gratitude:

Take this opportunity to express your gratitude for all the sacrifices, love, and care your mother has provided throughout the years. Acknowledge the countless ways she has supported you and made a positive impact on your life. You can say something like, "Thank you for always being there for me, for your unconditional love, and for believing in me."


Reflect on special memories:

Share a cherished memory or moment you've shared with your mother that holds special significance to you. Whether it's a childhood memory, a shared adventure, or a simple gesture of kindness, reminiscing about these moments can evoke feelings of nostalgia and strengthen your bond.


Compliment Her Qualities:

Take a moment to acknowledge and appreciate the unique qualities and strengths that make your mother extraordinary. Whether it's her kindness, resilience, sense of humour, or wisdom, highlighting these qualities can make her feel valued and loved. You could say, "Your strength and grace inspire me every day," or "I admire your unwavering compassion and selflessness."


Share your wishes and affection:

Express your love and well wishes for your mother on her special day. Let her know how much she means to you and how grateful you are to have her in your life. You can end your message with a heartfelt sentiment like, "I hope your day is filled with love, laughter, and all the happiness you deserve," or "Wishing you a Mother's Day as wonderful as you are."


Personalise your message:

Make your card even more meaningful by adding a personal touch. Consider including inside jokes, nicknames, or special references that are unique to your relationship with your mother. Personalizing your message shows that you've put thought and effort into expressing your feelings.


A Mother's Day card is a beautiful way to show your appreciation and love for the special women in your life. Whether you're celebrating your own mother, grandmother, or another maternal figure, taking the time to craft a heartfelt message can create a lasting memory. Remember, it's not just about the words you write, but the sentiment and love behind them that truly matter.

Happy Mother’s Day x